THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — A manager at the market said: “This is a family place, a family market and this [having a transgender person present] just isn’t right . . .”
The market in question is the Trails End Farmer’s Market on Dundas Street in London, Ontario, Canada.
FROM AM90 News: “Market officials were concerned transgendered individuals compromised their “family friendly atmosphere.”
Karen Clarke, the owner and proprietor of True 2 You of London, says nearly two weeks ago – on September 10th – she was told she could not set up a booth the following week if she planned on having a transgendered employee running it.
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Michelle Boyce is now providing counsel to the vendor and says this is a case of blatant discrimination and a complaint will be filed with the Ontario Human Rights Commission.
“We’re in the process of filing human rights against Trails End Market, its blatant discrimination of what they’ve done. I’ve never seen a case so obvious.”
Ed Kikkert, the owner of the Trails End Market said: there was no “inappropriate behavior” on the part of the transgendered employee, saying the individual’s mere presence made customers uncomfortable.
Trails End Market http://trailsendfarmersmarket.com/
4370 Dundas St. East
Phone: 1 (519) 268-3840
Fax: 1 (519) 268-0043